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Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private School's : Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private Schools? (English)

Private schools that cater to low-income students are popular with parents seeking alternatives to government schools. But these private schools, which are often owned by local entrepreneurs, may lack the resources and incentives to expand enrollment or improve quality. ... See More +

Brief 137993 JUN 01, 2019

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz; Ozyurt, Selcuk; Singh, Niharika Disclosed

Upping the ante: the equilibrium effects of unconditional grants to private schools (English)

This paper tests for financial constraints as a market failure in education in a low-income country. In an experimental setup, unconditional cash grants are allocated to one private school or all private schools in a village. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8563 AUG 21, 2018

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz; Ozyurt,Selcuk; Singh,Niharika Disclosed

Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (English)

The study of the impact of providing school report cards with test scores on subsequent test scores, prices, and enrollment in markets with multiple public and private providers. ... See More +

Journal Article 122573 NOV 01, 2017

Andrabi,Emaad Ahmad; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz Disclosed

Delivering education : a pragmatic framework for improving education in low-income countries (English)

Even as primary-school enrollments have increased in most low-income countries, levels of learning remain low and highly unequal. Responding to greater parental demand for quality, low-cost private schools have emerged as one of the fastest growing schooling options, challenging the monopoly of state-provided education and broadening the set of educational providers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7277 MAY 26, 2015

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz Disclosed

Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (English)

This paper studies study the impact of providing school and child test scores on subsequent test scores, prices, and enrollment in markets with multiple public and private providers. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7226 MAR 30, 2015

Andrabi,Tahir; Das,Jishnu; Khwaja,Asim Ijaz Disclosed

Students today, teachers tomorrow ? identifying constraints on the provision of Education (English)

With an estimated 115 million children not attending primary school in the developing world, increasing access to education is critical. Resource constraints limit the effectiveness of demand-based subsidies. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5674 JUN 01, 2011

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz Disclosed

What did you do all day ? maternal education and child outcomes (English)

Female education levels are very low in many developing countries. Does maternal education have a causal impact on children's educational outcomes even at these very low levels of education? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5143 NOV 01, 2009

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz Disclosed

Do value-added estimates add value ? accounting for learning dynamics (English)

Evaluations of educational programs commonly assume that what children learn persists over time. The authors compare learning in Pakistani public and private schools using dynamic panel methods that account for three key empirical challenges to widely used value-added models: imperfect persistence, unobserved student heterogeneity, and measurement error. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5066 SEP 01, 2009

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz; Zajonc, Tristan Disclosed

Pakistan - Learning and Educational Achievements in Punjab Schools (LEAPS) : insights to inform the education policy debate (English)

This report shares the findings of first round of the Learning and Educational Achievement in Punjab Schools (LEAPS) survey carried out in all the public and private schools offering primary level education in 112 villages of the province. ... See More +

Other Education Study 43750 JAN 01, 2008

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz; Vishwanath, Tara; Zajonc, Tristan Disclosed

A dime a day : the possibilities and limits of private schooling in Pakistan (English)

This paper looks at the private schooling sector in Pakistan, a country that is seriously behind schedule in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4066 NOV 01, 2006

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz Disclosed

Religious school enrollment in Pakistan : a look at the data (English)

Bold assertions have been made in policy reports and popular articles on the high and increasing enrollment in Pakistani religious schools, commonly known as madrassas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3521 FEB 01, 2005

Andrabi, Tahir; Das, Jishnu; Khwaja, Asim Ijaz; Zajonc, Tristan

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Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private School's : Pakistan : What's the Best Way to Invest in Private Schools? (English)
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JUN 01, 2019 137993 Brief
Upping the ante: the equilibrium effects of unconditional grants to private schools (English)
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AUG 21, 2018 WPS8563 Policy Research Working Paper
Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 122573 Journal Article
Delivering education : a pragmatic framework for improving education in low-income countries (English)
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MAY 26, 2015 WPS7277 Policy Research Working Paper
Report cards : the impact of providing school and child test scores on educational markets (English)
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MAR 30, 2015 WPS7226 Policy Research Working Paper
Students today, teachers tomorrow ? identifying constraints on the provision of Education (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5674 Policy Research Working Paper
What did you do all day ? maternal education and child outcomes (English)
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NOV 01, 2009 WPS5143 Policy Research Working Paper
Do value-added estimates add value ? accounting for learning dynamics (English)
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SEP 01, 2009 WPS5066 Policy Research Working Paper
Pakistan - Learning and Educational Achievements in Punjab Schools (LEAPS) : insights to inform the education policy debate (English)
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JAN 01, 2008 43750 Other Education Study
A dime a day : the possibilities and limits of private schooling in Pakistan (English)
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NOV 01, 2006 WPS4066 Policy Research Working Paper
Religious school enrollment in Pakistan : a look at the data (English)
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FEB 01, 2005 WPS3521 Policy Research Working Paper